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The News & What it Means – Friday’s USDA Report is Important but so is the Bigger Picture!

By John DePutter – August 8, 2018

 

The news:

USDA report expected to make or break the markets

If you are reading the news in our morning reports, you’ll know most analysts and market-watchers are expecting the Aug. 10 USDA report to bump up its yield estimates for corn and soybeans.

 

In its monthly supply-demand reports of the past three months, the US government has been projecting an average corn yield of 174 bu/acre and an average soybean yield of 48.5 bu/acre. These projected yields are based on calculations taken from previous years with an adjustment factor for a rising yield trend.

 

Importantly, the Aug. 10 report will be different: it will be based on surveys and field-gathered data. A lot of predictions are circulating about what it will say.